Network Edge (NE) is a dynamic solution that allows the selection, configuration, and activation of virtual network devices and services in near real time.
NE is an open source x86-based infrastructure platform that is optimized for the instant deployment and interconnection of network services.
NE users can perform the following in minutes:
Select an appropriate network service and vendor to match your immediate or long term needs (such as a Cisco router or a Juniper firewall).
Choose the right licensing structure that works for your organization (either bring your own license or use the Equinix subscription service).
Configure the device with basic settings in the portal or via API.
Deploy the device in the desired Equinix location around the globe.
Create connections to other devices, other Equinix services (such as Cloud Exchange Fabric) or access the device directly to implement additional configurations just as you would any other network equipment.
Watch this video for an overview of how to use Network Edge.